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University of Connecticut leaders have put off plans to boost enrollment at the state's flagship university as they prepare a budget for the 2017 fiscal year.

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New York state is making a new investment in helping first responders train for oil fires.

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A University of Massachusetts laboratory that tests ticks that people find on themselves or their pets for diseases is stepping up its efforts as tick season kicks into high gear.

New York state has opened its campgrounds in the Adirondacks and Catskills to public use for the season.

In a tragic start to Preakness day, the winner of the first race at Pimlico Race Course has died on his walk back to the barn.

A former Connecticut judicial marshal has pleaded guilty to coercing prostitutes into sex and agreed to serve one year in prison.

New York's comptroller says Best Buy and Nordstrom have agreed to increasingly use renewable energy in their operations and supply chains.

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Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker wants to devote more than $1 billion to affordable housing over the next five years with the goal of preserving or creating 5,000 units.

Senate leaders are putting the finishing touches on a nearly $40 billion state budget.

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The sloop Clearwater is being readied for a return to the Hudson River after a winter of restoration work.

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The University of Connecticut has opened its new 11-floor, 38,000-square foot hospital tower in Farmington.

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A Tennessee man has pleaded guilty to stealing money from the charity he created to benefit the people of Newtown following the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.

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Former Olympian August Wolf says he'll petition his way onto Connecticut’s August 9 Republican primary ballot for U.S. Senate after he says his chance to automatically qualify for the primary was "stolen" from him.

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The contractor who took the blame for accidentally starting a 2011 Christmas Day house fire in Connecticut that killed his girlfriend's three children and her parents now says it was the children's mother who left a bag of fireplace ashes in a mudroom.

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General Electric has notified the state it plans to cut up to 100 jobs in Connecticut and is moving hundreds of others from its soon-to-be former headquarters in Fairfield to nearby Norwalk.

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The Massachusetts Senate is planning to debate a bill aimed at strengthening legal protections for transgender individuals.

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Almost a third of the campsites at the state-run Caroga Lake Campground will be off-limits when the facility opens for the season later this month.

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Don't expect the debate over Connecticut's budget to be over now that there's a tentative $19.7 billion Democratic budget agreement on the table.

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A new book has been written on the archaeology conducted over the years at the site of the Revolutionary War's Battles of Saratoga.

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The Republican leader in the Connecticut House of Representatives says lawmakers should not take up Governor Dannel Malloy's latest criminal-justice reform bill when they return to the state Capitol for a special session on the state budget.

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A last-minute offer by electric carmaker Tesla Motors to open a regional distribution center in Connecticut may not be enough to persuade lawmakers to pass a bill allowing the company to sell its vehicles directly to consumers.

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A Vermont refugee official says the city of Rutland was one of a number of communities across the state that offered to host Syrian refugees who will be coming to the United States in the weeks and months to come.

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Vermont state officials have announced that the Amtrak Vermonter trains are launching a new service allowing bikes to be loaded onto trains.

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Those who attach weapons to drones in Connecticut could soon face a serious criminal penalty.

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Republicans are planning to pack nine caucus sites across Massachusetts to select delegates to the Republican National Convention.

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Governor Dannel Malloy's administration says changes in Connecticut's drug laws have cut in half the number of people in jail awaiting trial for simple drug possession.

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The Massachusetts Senate has voted overwhelmingly to raise the minimum age for purchasing cigarettes and other tobacco products from 18 to 21 across the state.

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Last winter's East Coast blizzard has set another record in New York while a record in Newark, New Jersey, was deleted.

New York's highest court says DNA evidence presented by prosecutors must be accompanied at trial by at least one analyst involved in the critical stages of its processing or who independently analyzed the raw data.

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A 20-year-old Connecticut man is facing charges after authorities say he tweeted out a bomb threat during a Donald Trump rally Saturday.

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